P&G announces new appointments
CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced two organizational changes, including the appointment of Ed Shirley, current group president of P&G North America, to vice chair of Global Beauty & Grooming.
Effective July 1, Shirley will assume his new role, reporting to Susan Arnold, president of Global Business Units. Shirley will continue to be based in Cincinnati.
Steve Bishop, current president of North America Market Operations, will succeed Shirley as president of P&G North America. Bishop will report to Werner Geissler, vice chair of Global Operations. Bishop will also remain in Cincinnati.
“Ed is the right leader to accelerate the long-term growth of P&G’s beauty businesses,” stated A.G. Lafley, P&G chairman and chief executive officer. “He has a proven track record of leadership results, He knows how to win with consumers and retail customers in fast-growing, highly complex categories. He has breadth and depth of experience in general management, finance, marketing, sales and supply chain. He knows how to leverage retail partnerships and supply chain leadership to drive top- and bottom-line growth. He’s a great collaborator and partner. And he’ll bring a ‘fresh lens’ to help identify new opportunities and connections for consumer delight and customer business growth.”
Mintel reports large increase in market for natural personal-care products
CHICAGO Once the domain of hippies and college town residents, organic personal-care products are now in, according to market research firm Mintel.
The market for organic and natural personal-care products has grown by 35 percent, from $345 million in 2005 to $465 million today. In addition, new product launches in the market have increased from 554 three years ago to 846 in 2007.
Retailers and manufacturers have begun partnering to produce products, notably Walgreens and the Yes To Carrots brand, which blends vitamins and minerals, juices from orange-colored fruits and vegetables rich in beta-carotene and mud from the Dead Sea to create skin and hair products.
Women constitute the bulk of people using the products, though many appeal to men as well. Hispanics, too, represent a growing market, Mintel reported.
L’Oreal’s Huber to head up Juicy Couture
NEW YORK Liz Claiborne brand Juicy Couture is getting a new president, Juicy announced this week.
Edgar Huber, a 15-year L’Oreal veteran will take over the position in August. Most recently, he was managing director for L’Oreal Europe, managing such brands as Lancome, Ralph Lauren Fragrances and Giorgio Armani Beauty. Prior to August, he was L’Oreal USA’s president of luxury products.
Huber will be in charge of Juicy Couture’s global expansion strategy. Gela Nash-Taylor and Pamela Skaist-Levy founded the label in 1994, marketing clothing, accessories, jewelry and fragrances.